Amy Barr-Sanders joined ISASA in April 2015 as the Academic Coordinator for the Maths & English Programme and was subsequently acting Programme Coordinator as M&E underwent its restructuring into the current SAMSTIP programme. In 2017 she became the first incumbent in the new role of Senior Officer: Research, Communications and Training. In 2021 she was appointed as Head of Communications and Training.
Prior to joining ISASA, Amy taught for seven years at Brylin Independent Learning Centre in Port Elizabeth. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laude) and a Bachelor of Arts Honours (Cum Laude) both from Nelson Mandela University and a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town.